Many topics this week are at the forefront of healthcare news. We want to ensure that you are up-to-date in health news so that you are able to make the best health care choices for you and your family. Here are a few trending topics this week:
- In Texas, a law that passed in 2013 restricts abortion clinics as unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court will make a decision in the coming weeks that could have a widespread effect for abortion clinics nationally.
- NPR reports that after a recent poll it conducted, most Americans believe they have not been impacted by the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare). Around 80 percent of respondents said they’ve had good or excellent health care. While 42 percent have rated the health care system within their states as “fair or poor.”
- A new study reveals that the Zika virus may lead to temporary paralysis. There are now 107 cases that have been reported among U.S. travelers returning from infected areas and 40 are said to have been transmitted in U.S. territories. The most affected area thus far is Puerto Rico.
- The first uterus transplant was performed in the United States last week on a 26-year-old girl. This cutting edge procedure, if successful, could allow other women who don’t have a uterus, the ability to have children through vitro fertilization.
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